A friend and I ventured down to Wilsons Promontory National Park (The Prom) on a Friday afternoon, roughly a 3-hour drive South-east from Melbourne. We hiked the Eastern Prom circuit, which starts at the Telegraph Saddle car park and travels 10km over gorgeous hills and down through a lush rainforest to Sealers Cover.
We spent the first night there and were treated to a gorgeous clear night of stars and clear weather. The next day we hiked from Sealers Cove towards Little Waterloo Bay (13.4km), this was a tough day of hiking and we were very happy to be greeted by a glorious sunny, warm afternoon at the bay, which we spent relaxing on the white sandy beach.
Little Waterloo Bay has to have one of the nicest beaches in Victoria, and on a nice warm day, it is very hard to beat. I spent the afternoon swimming and then photographing the beautiful sunset show that was put on for us. On Sunday morning we awoke in Little Waterloo Bay and made our way back to Telegraph Saddle to complete the Eastern Prom Circuit, 35.5kms in total – a solid couple of days worth of hiking in the beautiful Wilsons Prom park.
- Light hiking tent
- Sturdy hiking boots
- Cook-set and own food
- Water purification tablets
- SLR camera
How to get there
200kms South-east of Melbourne, click here for directions
- Relaxing on beach
Beginner – the hike is not too strenuous as long as you allow enough time to get between locations and take it slow. The track is very well marked and you wont get lost.
35.5kms in total / 600m.